There are multiple options that teenagers can use to straighten their teeth. Crooked teeth are actually quite common amongst teenagers, and the natural go-to choice of treatment has been traditional braces.
However today, the introduction of cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign provides teenagers with more than one option to straighten their teeth. Whilst there are benefits to both, the choices ultimately come down to the teenagers themselves. Both are forms of orthodontic treatment, and below breaks down the key information with regards to both Invisalign and traditional braces to help you make the right decision.
What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign?
One of the major benefits that make people choose Invisalign of its transparent nature. By transparent, this means that they’re virtually invisible when they’re placed inside the mouth. You can wear the aligners and smile whilst your teeth straighten at the same time. The aligners are also removable at any time. This means the aligners can be cleaned thoroughly at any time.
Wearing Invisalign also demonstrates better smiling confidence. For teenagers, wearing Invisalign is also stylish, and wearing traditional braces is chunky and messy, which may lead to making the decision of wearing Invisalign.
The clear aligners need to settle around your teeth. There may be some mild discomfort whilst this happens, but once they settle, wearing the aligners will become comfortable. Any sensitivity is reduced with Invisalign.
Finally, Invisalign aligners are resistant to damage. Compare this to traditional braces that contain elastics and brackets, they can break at any time. With Invisalign, the aligners are strong and durable.
Are There Any Problems With Invisalign?
The dentist will carefully review the state of your oral health before determining if Invisalign treatment is right for you. A treatment plan is provided by the dentist to ensure you wear the aligners accordingly for the best results and look after them.
Invisalign may not be recommended in the event of having a severe overbite or underbite. Traditional braces are recommended for these cases so that your teeth move into their proper alignment position. The dentist may also consider extracting any teeth that cause problems with your appearance.
Invisalign is also more expensive compared to traditional braces. This is because Invisalign is a customised option, and the cost is also variable, depending on the exact treatment that’s required.
If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, then check yourself in with us today! We at Complete Family Dental would be delighted to resurrect the smile that you deserve!